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Things to do

When staying in Connemara, our team at Connemara Coast Hotel are on hand to help you decide on your iternary.
Connemara is a unique landscape of beautiful scenery famous the world over, there's so much to see and do we've listed 25 things below to do when visiting Connemara!

  • Go shopping in Clifden.
  • Swim in Dogs Bay or Gurteen Bay.
  • Go golfing in Ballyconnelly Golf Club, one of Ireland’s finest links courses.
  • Climb the famous Maamturk Mountain Range.
  • Have a leisurely lunch in O’Dowds in Roundstone.
  • Spend some time in the Padraig Pearse Cultural Centre near Rosmuc.
  • Swim at Coral Beach, Carraroe.
  • Walk the beaches Omey Island, a tidal island.
  • Take a boat trip on Killary Harbour, Ireland’s only fjord.
  • Climb the the Derryclare Horseshoe.
  • Go to the mart at Maam Cross.
  • Visit the village of Leenane, where the famous movie The Field was filmed.
  • Cycle along the beautiful Lough Inagh Valley in the heart of Connemara.
  • Walk the extensive gardens of Kylemore Abbey.
  • Drive out to Renvyle and have a leisurely lunch in Renvyle House Hotel.
  • Preferably cycle or walk the Sky Road.
  • Hike up Diamond Hill in Letterfrack.
  • Visit the site of the Marconi Station in Ballinaboy along with the crash site where Alcock & Brown ditched their plan after the first non-stop Trans Atlantic flight.
  • Walk in a bog and appreciate the flora, fauna and silence.
  • Stop in Recess and enjoy some retail therapy.
  • Walk some of the old railway line in the Ballynahinch Estate and have Afternoon Tea in Ballynahinch Castle afterwards.
  • Drive out to Lettermullan, a wild windswept place.
  • Go surfing at Dunlaughin, Ballyconneely.
  • Visit the Village of Spiddal and shop in Standun’s, a unique shopping destination of quality Irish products, fashion, arts and crafts.
  • Visit Dan O’Hara’s Farm just outside Clifden.
  • Spend an energetic day at Delphi Adventure or Killary Adventure Centre’s.

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